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Huge station with all the amenities

Sendai's main train station has both shinkansen and regular train lines, but it is so much more... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Leavenworth, Kansas
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Easy orientation

A very easy and transfer between Shinkasen and local train station. I like the station as it has... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
Singapore, Singapore
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  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“post office”(3 reviews)
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1-1-1 Chuo, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-0021, Miyagi Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sendai's main train station has both shinkansen and regular train lines, but it is so much more than a train station. Major department stores, a huge number of restaurants, and above the street walkways for several blocks make this a vibrant place to be. For...More

Thank JohnD209
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Huge complex of train station, supermarket, souvenir, restaurants, dessert places, shopping arcade, which are S-Pal, Parco. Can find everything from here, but it quite crowded sometimes.

Thank Mollymoon_26
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First stop for any tourists arriving by Shinkansen to Sendai City. It is a large train station with many food shops around.

Thank NeoC180
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

This is a stress free way to travel, and not to far for airport. I love the public transport in Japan, so good .

Thank Football1968
Reviewed 31 October 2018

A very easy and transfer between Shinkasen and local train station. I like the station as it has enough facilities!

Thank ElbertPoh
Reviewed 25 October 2018

Busy Station as befits a bustling Sendai - gateway to Tohuku. Easy in and out and lots of hotels nearby. Also main and lower floors have both restaurants and gift shops. You can collect your last minute gifts for friends/family. Good choice and price points...More

Thank LHOVancouver
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Sendai station is the central hub for transportation in Sendai. The shinkansen. Important JR lines (to Yamadera, Matsushima and Soma) and the Tozai subway line stop here. There is a big bus terminal in front of the station. Beside that the train station is not...More

Thank Seidenpriester
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

Going around the station is a bit nightmare. It’s difficult to find a way to get to a destination. Even directions around the station don’t provide right way. To find a restaurant in the basement, I was walking around for 20 minuets.

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Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

JR and Shinkansen stations with lots of little shops and restaurants. There are also two small department stores attached to the station on either ends.

Thank SusanFan
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I've lived in Sendai for five years and during that time Sendai station has been renovated. The updates have beautified the place and added shopping and services. At this writing, they are still working on the bus stop area on the west side of the...More

Thank John E
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11 February 2018|
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Response from Peggy T | Reviewed this property |
Richmond Hotel Premier Sendai is almost across the street from the station and is very close to shops and restaurants, reasonably priced business hotel, don't expect large rooms.